“When the realms of reality and dreams start to merge, a gifted young woman steps up to save her world from total collapse.”  this is the synopsis of Vessels #2 the new series from Dave Cook’s Card Shark Comics. Back in August Olly featured issue #1 in one of his round-ups and he tells us “I thought Vessels No.1 showed great promise as a sword and sorcery epic in the making, and so it is with no hesitation that I would point readers to this new Kickstarter campaign!”

A time travelling secret agent with a cat’s head (who only ever says the phrase RAWR) takes on a despicable Soviet general with intergalactic evil plans in this week’s pick of Kickstarter. This crazy premise is the set-up for the superbly titled Time Cheetah, from writers Carlos Guzman and Alejandro Verdugo and artists Matt Cossin & Mikey Cossin. It’s a superb mix of thrilling spy-fi action, Saturday morning cartoon craziness and a truly one of a kind hero, that also has a fiendish adult sense of humour. Time Cheetah also has a really manic sense of fun and energy, which is perfectly captured in their hilarious pledge video and if you want to find out more you can read the book online for free at timecheetahcomic.com. However if you want to see the Cheetah in print then it’s time to get involved. The guys have already hit their pledge goal, but are looking to expand their stretch goals, so don’t miss your chance to get involved in this adventure today – after all, you can’t travel back in time like the Cheetah can, so pledge here and watch the video below.

We are in the middle of another Kickstarter bonanza for indie comics right now, but one which stands out from the crowd in our minds, is the awesome El Marvo from newcomers Hawk and Cleaver – the tale of a super powered Mexican wrestler fighting evil in a dystopian future, it has an awesome premise that is backed up with art from Vanguard’s Dan Butcher so it has winner written all over it. We catch up with El Marvo’s masters Ben Errington and Luke Kondor to find out the secrets of the masked man!

kickstarter_of_the_weekWe’ve seen our fair share of indie anthologies over the years, and one of our favourites is Ken Reynolds’ Sliced Quarterly, which has created a unique niche for itself as an experimental anthology, featuring a host of fantastic names from the indie scene, pushing the boundaries of what makes a comic a comic. With stories that have used cut out keep elements, Instagram comments sections and even PDF annotations, it’s a really interesting and eclectic group of stories, which Ken has released digitally for free over the last 12 months. So after a year of innovation, Ken has gone back to the old school world of print to collect together the first four volumes into one super smart volume. So, if you have read the first four issues and fancy seeing them in print, or want to read some interesting and innovative story telling, then give Ken your backing (and if he hits his stretch goals, you’ll even get a free copy of The Pull List as part of their Indie Digital Mega Bundle reward!)
You can watch the Sliced Quarterly pledge video below and click here to get backing!

Our first Kickstarter of the Week for 2017 is the seriously impressive looking sci-fi tale The Slip from writer Cody B Stewart and Vessels artist Rafael Desquitado. The tale of Solomon Burke, a lost soul dragged through a rift in space time into a limbo called the Slip which turns his life upside down and is inevitably forced to buddy up with a group of intergalactic misfits to survive. It’s a stunning looking project (especially the cover design!) with the guys looking for funding to finish off Rafael’s incredible artwork. We’re also hoping this will be the first of many ongoing collaborations as Stewart dips his toe into the world of comic book crowd-funding for the first time and this is one hell of a debut! Find out more and back it here. And watch the pledge video below…

For the third track of his epic musical fantasy series 7String, creator Nich Angell has changed key mid-track and gone off in a new digital direction. Now available online as well as via webcomic portal Tapastic, we tune up the band and aim to strike a chord with the continuing adventures of sword wielding maestro Zach Briarpatch and co.

EIR coverWhen you read a comic, more often than not it leads to an escape from the humdrum life of the reader. Well with his new comic, EIR, writer Ryan K Lindsay attempts to turn reality into fiction (or is it fiction into reality?) with a story of a young girl taken on an out of this world adventure by a talking helmet. Is this a comic which will shoot for the stars or is it a little too fantasy to catch on?

ness03Although we’re the wrong side of Halloween, Chris Welsh’s dark, dank monster book Ness is still giving us nightmares. The tale of a group of teenagers who get drawn into a world of tentacled beasties and supernatural Celtic cults is back on Kickstarter to get the final two issues funded and so we caught up with creator, Chris Welsh to get to the bottom of the monstrous world of Ness.

merrickWhen we reached the end of Treves: A Restless Night (the recent spin off to Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman) it left us clamouring for more adventures of the Victorian sideshow superhero. And fortunately we have not had to wait long, as writer Tom Ward and artist Luke Parker are back, with a new two part story, The Gamblers Cards, on Kickstarter now. We catch up with Tom to find out if introducing the first super villain of the Merrick universe was any kind of gamble, or always a sure-thing?